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Victorville in San Bernardino County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Emma Jean's

 
 
Emma Jean's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 16, 2011
1. Emma Jean's Marker
Inscription. Emma Jean's Holland Burger Cafe a Route 66 icon has been serving up meals to locals and hungry travelers on the highway since 1947. The building was built by Bob and Kate Holland from cinder blocks manufactured at the old fiber tile plant located south of here approximately where the Cemex plant sits today.

Richard Gentry drove a cement truck on Route 66 for 31 years and ate here since it opened. His wife Emma Jean worked here as a waitress for many years. In 1979 Richard bought the then Holland Burger Cafe, the oldest standing restaurant in the Victorville area, for his wife Emma Jean and re-named it Emma Jean's Holland Burger Café.

Emma Jean passed away in 1996 and Richard in 2008. The café remains in the family and is now run by his son Brian Gentry and Brian's wife Shawna.

Emma Jean's, because of its nostalgic mid century ambience, has been featured in a number of movies and television shows.
 
Erected 2011 by Billy Holcomb Chapter No. 1069 of the Ancient and Honorable Order of E Clampus Vitus. (Marker Number 142.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus, and the U.S. Route 66 marker series.
 
Location. 34° 33.673′ N, 117° 18.804′ W. Marker is in Victorville
Emma Jean's Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
2. Emma Jean's Marker
, California, in San Bernardino County. Marker is on National Trails Highway, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17143 D Street, Victorville CA 92394, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lane's Crossing (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mojave River Crossing (approx. 1.5 miles away); Mormon Springs (approx. 2.2 miles away); Old Town Victorville Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.2 miles away); Family Home of B.J. Westlund, then Roy Rogers (approx. 5.2 miles away); Sanford Cutoff (approx. 15.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Marker and "Emma Jean" Sign image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
3. Marker and "Emma Jean" Sign
Front of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
4. Front of the Building
Emma Jean's image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
5. Emma Jean's
West Side of the Building image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
6. West Side of the Building
Current Posted Hours of the Operation image. Click for full size.
By Richard Hawkins, March 27, 2013
7. Current Posted Hours of the Operation
Billy Holcomb 1069 Fall Clampout 6016 Emma Jean's image. Click for full size.
By Michael Kindig, October 16, 2011
8. Billy Holcomb 1069 Fall Clampout 6016 Emma Jean's
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. This page has been viewed 728 times since then and 64 times this year. Last updated on November 3, 2014, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on March 28, 2013, by Richard Hawkins of Phelan, California.   8. submitted on January 9, 2012, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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